How to Keep the Vet Away

How to Keep the Vet Away

How to Keep the Vet Away

Unlike humans who can voice their complaints, “Gosh, I have a headache!” or “This pain in my back is really uncomfortable,” dogs sit idly and wait for their owners to take notice. In order to keep your pooch happy and healthy, it is important to keep your eyes open to any symptoms such as coughing or allergies. Even better is to help prevent these mishaps by choosing the right all-natural diet for your four-legged pal.


According to The Coughing Pet, a very common ailment amongst dogs is coughing. A great relief is HomeoPet Cough, an all-natural temporary solution made to help ease your dog (or cats) coughing. The type of breed and age of your dog are what determine the genetic factors that could affect what type of cough they have contracted. Their environment also plays a big role. Dogs that spend a lot of time outside or with other dogs are especially at risk for inhaling hazardous materials that may cause infection, according to The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  There exist different kinds of coughs from dry to moist. Dry coughs can be attributed to many things such as damage to the trachea which can result from pulling excessively on the collar or trouble swallowing. Coughs that sound wet can usually be attributed to fluid in the lungs or windpipe. HomeoPet Nose Reliefs can also work as a great relief for coughs that cause wet eyes and nasal drip.


Another common illness dogs experience is allergies.  Many dogs suffer from allergies because of a bad reaction to vaccination (research shows that small dogs [22 lbs or less] are twice as likely to suffer from post-vaccination allergies). Another kind of allergy is caused by food and an unhealthy diet. According to Purdue University, some signs that your dog is experiencing an allergic reaction include: swelling around the eyes, facial swelling or edema, small swellings on the surface of the skin (wheals), generalized itching and/or vomiting. If the symptoms are middle, a quick solution is HomeoPet Skin and Itch Relief. For future prevention, feed your dog the tasty and all-natural Orijen Dog Food, made with no corn, salt, sugar, preservatives or artificial colors and flavor, they are a fantastic way to reward and keep your canine healthy. Or as our saying goes, “An all-natural food a day, may keep the vet away!”


It is important to also keep in mind that allergies aren’t the only cause of improper dieting. In fact, an estimated 1 in 500 dogs suffers from Diabetes, the majority of which are Type 1. In many cases the culprit for the disease is pancreatitis, or damage to the pancreas. You can help protect your dog from pancreatitis by avoiding foods high in fat and carbohydrates such as Nature’s Variety Limited Ingredient Lamb, a grain-free formula for dogs of all breeds and life stages. For more information on the causes of canine diabetes make sure to check out Canine and Feline Diabetes Mellitus: Nature or Nurture?